Namibia booked their place once again at the World Cup, but are still awaiting a win
Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
Winning just one of their four Rugby World Cup pool games would trigger scenes of celebration in Windhoek. However, Typhoon Hagibis denied them their best chance with the final pool match against Canada cancelled on safety grounds.
How They Qualified
Namibia qualified for the 2019 World Cup by winning the Rugby Africa Gold Cup.
With Jacques Burger now retired, there are no household names in the squad. Sharks centre Johan Deysel is captain while lock Tjiuee Uanivi shone at RWC 2015, even stealing two All Blacks lineouts.
The Coach – Phil Davies
The former Wales forward took charge three years ago and has maintained Namibia’s dominance of the Africa Gold Cup. He does a bit of consultancy on the side, most recently at Nuneaton.
The scrum has been an Achilles’ heel against top nations. Higher-calibre fixtures would help development and pulling out of the Currie Cup, for financial reasons, was a setback.
Namibia Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
- Saturday 24 August: Sharks Invitation XV 0-43 Namibia
- Saturday 31 August: Namibia 28-22 Southern Kings
- Saturday 7 September: Namibia 21-17 Southern Kings
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
Namibia Rugby World Cup Group
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups
Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures
- Sun 22 Sep Italy 47-22 Namibia (Osaka) Match report
- Sat 28 Sep South Africa 57-3 Namibia (Toyota) Match report
- Sun 6 Oct New Zealand 71-9 Namibia (Tokyo) Match report
- Sun 13 Oct Namibia 0-0 Canada (Kamaishi) Match cancelled – click here for details
Winners of the past two World Cups, the…
Namibia Rugby World Cup Squad
Namibia have named their squad for the tournament below;
A J de Klerk
Louis van der Westhuizen
Torsten van Jaarsveld
P J van Lill
Darryl de la Harpe
J C Greyling
Janry du Toit
P J Walters.
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures
Previous World Cup Results and Record
Namibia’s Rugby World Cup Record: P23 W0 D1 L22
- 1999 Pool stages
- 2003 Pool stages
- 2007 Pool stages
- 2011 Pool stages
- 2015 Pool stages
- 2019 Pool stages
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